Book Review: GK Chesterton The Innocence of Father Brown (Father Brown #1) * * | The Crime Scene | Worldwide Crime Fiction

Book Review: GK Chesterton The Innocence of Father Brown (Father Brown #1) * *




Rating
2 out of 5 stars 
Country
United Kingdom 
Writers
GK Chesterton 
Publisher

Sub Genre
Private Detective 
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Plot Summary
The Innocence of Father Brown is the first novel in the Father Brown series by author GK Chersterton.  The book is actually a set of 12 short stories following Father Brown as he battles the great master criminal Flambeau.



#2 The Wisdom Of Father Brown

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My Review
When I say short I do mean short.  Many of the stories run to less than ten pages.  If you are used to reading long books with defined characters and plots, then you won't probably like this.  Father Brown appears magically on scene when crimes occur and somehow seems to be a step ahead of everybody before even the reader has caught up with what is going on.

The character of Flambeau is perhaps more enjoyable, there is something of the Arsene Lupin about him and no doubt that was the inspiration.

As you can probably tell, I didn't really like this.  On the basis of this book, it would seem strange that GK Chesterton became one of the great authors of the Golden Age, alongside Agatha Christie.  Father Brown is certainly no Sherlock Holmes.  Perhaps it was because it was completely different to Agatha Christie that is Chersteron's appeal.




#2 The Wisdom Of Father Brown
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In The Series

#1
The Innocence of Father Brown
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 #2
The Wisdom of Father Brown
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#3
The Incredulity of Father Brown

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 #4
The Secret of Father Brown

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#5
The Scandal of Father Brown 
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